Larry Charles shared a fascinating story about the one time Bob Dylan got so obsessed with Jerry Lewis comedies that he decided to pitch his own slapstick comedy show for HBO, starring himself.
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Foo Fighters are having a busy week. After spending a week performing every night for David Letterman on The Late Show, the band’s documentary series Sonic Highways will debut on Friday, Oct. 17. But the band is looking to do more than just celebrate with Letterman—they’ll be letting fans revel in the excitement.
Beyoncé and Jay Z’s multi-platform pop-culture domination continues — it has just been announced that their first joint tour, On the Run, will debut in September and air exclusively on HBO. The duo will perform more than 40 songs in the special.
The taping will take place on September 12 and 13 at the Stade de France in Paris, On the Run’s sole international stop. The tour began in Miami’s Sun Life Stadium on June 25 and ends with the two-night stand Paris on September 13.
The two are no strangers to HBO: Beyoncé’s Mrs. Carter World Tour is currently being broadcast as a 10-episode series of concert performances, BEYONCÉ:X10, and in February 2013 she was seen in the feature-length documentary, Life Is But a Dream. Additionally, Jay Z’s Picasso Baby: A Performance Art Film premiered in August 2013.
HBO has announced that Beyoncé, who released her documentary Life Is But A Dream on HBO in February 2013, will return to the network for a series of four-minute excerpts from her Mrs. Carter World Tour. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the series, titled Beyoncé: X10, will air segments on Sunday evenings at 8:55 ET/PT, leading into the seventh and final season of True Blood, which airs immediately after.
Attention Springsteen fans: HBO just announced a documentary on the making of the Boss’s 18th studio album, High Hopes.
Bruce will be reuniting with filmmaker Thom Zimny, who previously directed The Promise: The Making of ‘Darkness on the Edge of Town’ in 2010. The film will feature behind-the-scenes studio and rehearsal segments, exclusive E Street Band tour footage, and interviews with Springsteen and album collaborator Tom Morello, guitarist for Rage Against the Machine and Audioslave. The two discuss their artistic choices for the project and explain how Morello brought a distinctive twist to Springsteen’s material. When High Hopes was released in January, it sold 99,000 copies in its first week, bumping it to No. 1 on the Billboard 200.
The film will run on HBO on Friday, April 4th at 9:30pm EST; read EW’s take on High Hopes here.
Earlier this month, Jay Z showed up at a Manhattan art gallery and lip-synched his Magna Carta Holy Grail track “Picasso Baby” for hours as gallery-goers streamed in and out to be part of the surprise art installation.
Now everyone can partake in Jay’s experiment when Picasso Baby: A Performance Art Film hits HBO. A sneak peek from the mega-music video includes Alan Cumming and Judd Apatow interacting with the rap royalty, along with throngs of fans invited to get up close and personal. Check out the preview below:
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You may have to wait until Jan. 13 for a new season of Lena Dunham’s Girls, but the soundtrack to the HBO’s show’s first season will be at your service before then.
Thanks to indie label Fueled by Ramen, the official season-one soundtrack to the groundbreaking comedy will be available for purchase beginning Jan. 8. Dunham herself took to Twitter yesterday to debut the album’s cover art, which looks more or less how you expect it would.
As for the actual soundtrack, there aren’t many surprises on that front either. The Robyn song “Dancing on My Own,” responsible for one of the more significant and memorable role in the series, kicks things off, followed by the band fun., whose guitarist Dunham has been linked to romantically.
Beyond that, fans of the HBO comedy can expect contributions from the likes of Icona Pop, Santigold, Fleet Foxes, and Belle & Sebastian. Take a look at the full Girls soundtrack below:
Game of Thrones, meet Throne of Bey.
News broke today that Beyoncé’s self-directed documentary about her own life and times has found a home on HBO. The “intimate feature-length” movie, which first came to light over a year ago, is set to air on Feb. 13, 2013. That puts it just ahead of Valentine’s Day and, probably not coincidentally, a mere ten days after her slated Super Bowl performance.
“HBO has a history of pushing every boundary with class and authenticity,” Beyonce said in a press release from HBO. “Some of my favorite shows are on HBO, so I am excited that my film will be part of its bold programming. This film was so personal to me, it had to have the right home.”
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